Are Danes Happier Than Americans?

Posted: October 12, 2011 in Inspirational
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Say it ain’t so!

…but it just might be.

Good read from alternet.org: “Why Danes are So Much Happier than Americans”.

This article provides some good insight into the differences in our culture and ethics.  Would we live happier lives if we adopted some of these ideas?  Read on:

Danish happiness has been attributed to their legendary income equality — but there’s more to it than that.
October 9, 2011  | Americans may be deeply divided about what ails our country, but there’s no denying we’re a nation of unhappy campers.

Danes, on the other hand, consistently rank as some of the happiest people in the world, a fact attributed at least in part to Denmark’s legendary income equality and strong social safety net.

Forbes recently cited another possible factor; the Danes’ “high levels of trust.” They trust each other, they trust ‘outsiders,’ they even trust their government. 90% of Danes vote.   Read more…

 

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